Date: May 16, 2010
Location: Highway 22 near Dolph Junction, Oregon
Names: Sean Nicholas Rodgers, Christy Marie Martin, Maddason Martin, Corbin Rodgers, Westin John McIrvin
According to an Oregon State Police press release, five people, including three adults and two very young children, were injured in a near head-on crash May 16, 2010, around 8:35 PM, on Highway 22 near Dolph Junction, Oregon.
The crash occurred as Sean Nicholas Rodgers, 25, of Corvallis, was driving east on the highway when he lost control on a right-hand curve. In the westbound lanes, Westin John McIrvin, 35, of Lebanon, spotted the oncoming car and slammed on the brakes on the truck he was driving. However, the two vehicles crashed almost head-on.
Rodgers, who was using safety restraints, was transported by LifeFlight to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis with critical injuries.
Three passengers in the car Rodgers was driving sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Right front passenger Christy Marie Martin, 19, of Tillamook, was taken to a Grande Ronde area hospital, then flown to Oregon Health Sciences University. She was using safety restraints.
Rear passenger Maddason Martin, age 1-1/2, of Tillamook, was taken by ambulance to Salem Hospital. She was riding in a child safety seat. Rear passenger Corbin Rodgers, age 1, of Corvallis, was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital. He was using a child safety seat.
The truck driver, McIrvin, sustained minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Tillamook General Hospital. It was not known whether he was wearing safety restraints. Assisting state troopers at the scene were ODOT, Yamhill Ambulance, and Nestucca Fire & Rescue. The crash closed the highway for about three hours.
To everyone involved in this crash, we want you to know you are in our thoughts, especially the children. We hope your recovery is quick and complete. We are thinking of you.
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